Computed tomography angiography – noninvasive tool for diagnostics of peripheral arterial occlusive disease
- Andreev, L. Beshev, N. Totsev, V. Velikov
Important health issue problem in the European community is the disease of the abdominal aorta and the arteries of the lower limbs. The majority (>80%) is due to the Atherosclerotic Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (APAOD). In the period Аugust 2009- February 2012 530 patients with PAOB were diagnosed with peripheral CTA in the department of Radiology, University Hospital of Pleven, Bulgaria. The results showed that men : women ratio is approximately 3:1, the age group of 61-70 years old is of great danger for the development of the diseaseand the most often location of the lesions is in the femoro-popliteal segment. The most benefit advantages of the CTA compared to the other image diagnostics modalities are: non-invasiveness, short time of the examination, 2D and 3D imaging, imaging of the patency of the arterial tree and calculation of the stenosis of the lumen, visualization of the arterial wall pathologies like calcinosis and other.
Key words: APAOD. PERIPHERAL CTA. ARTERIAL STENOSIS AND OCCLUSION. CTA ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGE